Ranking The Books I Read In 2017 – Part Five

Here are the books I ranked as #4 & #5 in books I read in 2017. #5 - Rest by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang The subtitle of this book is "Why You Get More Done When You Work Less". It was gifted to me by my coach, Scott Ballard.  He sent it to me right before Towona and I headed out on a three week trip to Australia and New Zealand. Reading a book about rest while you're resting is pretty cool. There is a lot to this book. In it, the author goes over several studies about rest and how it affects us. He also covers some misconceptions that we have about work and rest. He says there are four big insights that guide his thinking about rest. Work and Rest are Partners Rest is an essential component of good work. High-performance creatives and athletes alternate daily periods of intense work and concentration with long breaks. Even at rest, the brain is continually firing working on creative problems and looking for answers. Learning to rest better, we can give our brains more [...]

By |March 28th, 2018|Categories: Advice, Books, Software Marketing|Comments Off on Ranking The Books I Read In 2017 – Part Five

Ranking the Books I Read in 2017 – Part Four

This is the fourth post in the series I'm writing which reviews and ranks the non-fiction books I read in 2017.  You can find the first three in the series here: Part One Part Two Part Three I don't want to drag this out forever but I also don't want to have a mammoth post. We'll see where this one ends up. #7 - The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg This is the 2nd book I've read by Charles Duhigg. I liked this one more than his book, Smarter Faster Better which I reviewed in Part Three. In this book, he shows through very interesting case studies, that habits are incredibly resilient. In some cases, people with extensive brain damage who could not even remember where they lived could still adhere to their old habits and pick up new ones. This is because learning and maintaining habits happen in the basal ganglia, a part of your brain that can function normally even if the rest of your brain is damaged. Habits can be broken down into a three-part loop. First, there's an [...]

By |March 26th, 2018|Categories: Books|Comments Off on Ranking the Books I Read in 2017 – Part Four

Ranking The Books I Read in 2017 – Part Three

This is part three of the series of posts I'm doing about ranking the books I read in 2017. Here are the books I've ranked thus far: #13 - The Millionaire Mindset by Grant Cardone #12 - Finish by Jon Acuff #11 - The Code of the Extraordinary Mind by Vishen Lakhiani #10 - DOTCOM Secrets by Russell Brunson You can find part one of the series here: Part One and part two is here: Part Two. Now on to the next few on the list. #9 - Smarter, Faster, Better by Charles Duhigg Have you ever been excited to start a new project, only to have that excitement fade over time? Yeah, me either. 🙂 Motivation One of the things the author brings out in the book is that you can maintain motivation by making choices to benefit yourself, your team or your project. Research has shown that people feel more motivated when they have greater control over a situation. We humans get excited when we get to make choices. He says that if you're stuck on a task, make a [...]

By |March 23rd, 2018|Categories: Advice, Books, Goals|Comments Off on Ranking The Books I Read in 2017 – Part Three
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